Every step of the way… UNFPA is there

Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.  These barriers include: child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), early and unintended pregnancy, lack of access to family planning, and delivering a child without proper medical care.  But with your…

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Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report

You can read the report here: Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report. Minh Ngo, Chair of the Board of Friends of UNFPA: 2018, like every year, was not without its challenges for Friends of UNFPA. With the Trump Administration withholding U.S. funds from UNFPA for a second year…

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Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019

On October 17, 2019, Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania introduced the Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 onto the House floor. The goal of the act is to reinstate American funding to the United Nation’s reproductive health and rights agency, UNFPA. Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 This act comes…

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In Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path

UNFPA develops comprehensive sexuality education courses and implements national strategies to combat gender-based violence in places like Moldova.

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A LEGACY OF FREEDOM AND CHOICE

“I wonder what my great-grandmother’s life would have been like if she had access to family planning.”

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Hope and Healing: UNFPA Provides Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Venezuela

“We have been traveling for a week without being able to sleep, take a shower or eat well. I get tired easily, and have vomiting and headaches,” said Mariana, who is five months pregnant and migrating from Venezuela. Escaping gang warfare, food scarcity, and economic collapse, around 4.2…

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Lifesaving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

Lifesaving services at risk in Yemen – The loss of funding will directly affect 650,000 women accessing reproductive health care and more than 1 million would be at risk if all facilities close.

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The Dangers of Child Marriage and 5 Ways to End this Human Rights Abuse

1 in 5 women in the world right now were married before they reached age 18.   However, this is a huge improvement from 20 years ago when 1 in 3 women were child brides.  Child marriage is always a human rights violation. Many girls are unable to freely choose their…

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5 Upsetting Reasons Women Aren’t Using Family Planning Around the World Today

Family planning is a human right, and everyone should be able to decide when, if, and with whom they have children. However, women all over the world face barriers to accessing family planning.

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Terrified and Giving Birth Alone: Emergency Birth Kits Save Moms in Humanitarian Crises

UNFPA emergency birth kits provide pregnant women in emergency settings with the tools they need to give birth. Read more on how UNFPA helps moms in crises!

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